Cheshire Community Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with Assura Plc for a second year, to deliver this £400,000 grants programme to support health and wellbeing projects within a 15 mile radius of an Assura healthcare building.
We are again looking for a diverse range of projects spread across the UK – but would welcome increased levels of applications from Wales, North East, East and West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber.
- Community social prescribing activities
- social action/volunteering
- Giving confidence to vulnerable people to re-join social activities (when the social distancing guidelines allow).
Who Can Apply
The programme is aimed at small to medium sized, locally based, not-for-profit UK organisations including registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations including Social Enterprises and CICs. Regional or National organisations are unlikely to be eligible – unless they have a local office, with its own management committee, governing document and bank account. The programme is not seeking to prioritise funding of a small contribution towards large scale, high-value projects, where the Assura grant is a very small part.
Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available over one year. A small number of larger, strategic grants may be considered for funding, these must be discussed in advance of submitting an application with us. In the first instance email firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Eligibility Critera
Check HERE to check if your project is within a 15 mile radius of an Assura Healthcare building.
You must have a minimum of three management committe members or directors to apply.
Organisations who have had a previous Assura Community Fund grant, can re-apply – as long as the End of Grant report will have been submitted for the previous grant before the October 2021 Panel meet.
How to apply
Go to the ‘Am I Eligible’ page of our website to find out whether your organisation meets our basic eligibility checks and then read the Assura Community Fund Programme Criteria, to help you decider whether to submit your application.
When you are ready to apply, click on the Apply Now button.
The deadline for applications is midnight on 1st July 2021
for general enquries in connection with the programme or applying, please email email@example.com
- We aim to provide an outcome of your application by the 15th October 2021